Recognizing Christ in the Poor

Jesus of Nazareth identified himself with the poor. He who pronounced the words “This is my body” over the bread said the very same words about the poor. Continue »


Embracing the Gospel This Lent

By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. Continue »


Lent—A Time of Transformation

Lent—A Time of Transformation

As winter gives way to spring, God offers us a new life in his Spirit.

comment | Posted Feb 19, 2015

Spring is a time of anticipation. Winter has faded, and we all begin to look for signs of new life. The sun is closer to us and the earth is warmer. Continue »


Keep the Fire Burning

Keep the Fire Burning

Keeping the Fire of the Holy Spirit Burning in Our Hearts

comment | Posted Feb 10, 2015

How do we accept the call to discipleship with eagerness, enthusiasm, and fervor, willing to lay our lives down for the Lord, no matter the cost? How do we keep the fire of the Holy Spirit burning in our hearts? . . . Continue »


Building a Godly Perspective

Building a Godly Perspective

God loves to bless us and build us into the likeness of Jesus, his only Son.

comment | Posted Jan 31, 2015

For a number of years, “WWJD” wristbands and bumper stickers were popular among young people. The initials stood for “What Would Jesus Do?” and were meant to help people ask in every situation, “How am I living right now?” “What am I thinking in this situation?” “What would Jesus do in the same circumstance?” This is the same urgent message that Jesus gave in the Sermon on the Mount: How are we living today, right now? Continue »


A New Vision for a New Year

A New Vision for a New Year

Let’s not limit what God can do in us!

comment | Posted Jan 01, 2015

As we begin a new year, and as we contemplate our resolutions, let’s take a look at a few predictions from the past. Continue »


When Heaven Invaded Earth

When Heaven Invaded Earth

On Christmas Day, Jesus brought in a whole new kingdom.

comment | Posted Dec 25, 2014

What do you think about when you hear the word "invasion"? Do you perhaps recall the invasion of June 6, 1944, when millions of British, United States, and Canadian forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Western Europe from Nazi control? Continue »


Christmas in Jail

Christmas in Jail

A Strange Place To Find Peace on Earth

comment | Posted Dec 23, 2014

When the Mexican teenager walked into the county jail, he was understandably nervous. Continue »


Search Me, O God!

Search Me, O God!

An Examination of Conscience for Advent

comment | Posted Dec 15, 2014

Have you ever noticed how good we can be at noticing other people’s weaknesses, while still having a blind spot for our own? Fortunately, God is familiar with this tendency. Continue »


A Savior

A Savior

Proclaiming the Salvation of Christ today

comment | Posted Dec 08, 2014

One Christmas I was assisting at the midnight Mass presided over by the pope in St. Peter’s. It was time to intone the Roman Martyrology for the day of Christmas: Continue »


I Belong!

I Belong!

I Found My Home In The Church

comment | Posted Dec 07, 2014

Advent is all about welcome—about preparing a way for the Lord and being received as members of Jesus’ family gathered at the manger. It’s about recognizing Christ in the people around us and welcoming them as openly as he would. It’s about removing every barrier and obstacle to the Spirit’s work. Continue »


Time to Wake Up!

Time to Wake Up!

Set some goals for Advent.

comment | Posted Dec 04, 2014

Every parent knows this scenario: you go into your child’s bedroom and say, “Rise and shine! Time to get up for school.” Continue »


Waiting in Joyful Hope

Waiting in Joyful Hope

A heavenly perspective can change your earthly life.

comment | Posted Nov 18, 2014

Have you ever noticed how much being in love can change someone? Think, for instance, of a man and woman engaged to be married. Their hearts are consumed with thoughts of one another. Continue »


Unconditional Joy

Unconditional Joy

A Forever Kind of Love

comment | Posted Nov 14, 2014

I keep the LORD always before me; with him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, my soul rejoices. (Psalm 16:8, 9) Continue »


The Last and Greatest Journey

The Last and Greatest Journey

Prepare now—in trust and joy—and Jesus at your side.

comment | Posted Nov 11, 2014

All of us will face the cold reality of death one day. It makes no difference where we live, how wealthy we are, or how much influence we have. Continue »


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